As a local government sector education and training authority, LGSETA creates and implements various innovative skills
development interventions aimed at assisting local government employees, the unemployed and other people such as ward
councillors and traditional leaders working within the structures of local government.

We focus our efforts on ensuring that the way in which learners are trained and educated fulfils the requirements of the local
government sector. LGSETA is one of 21 such SETAs in the country. It falls under the executive authority structure of the
Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

At LGSETA, we work closely with our stakeholders to enhance training and education. They include the Department of Cooperative
Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), the Independent Municipal
and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) and the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU).

A highly-skilled and
capable local

To build local
governments’ ability to
meet its developmental
needs through innovative
approaches, effective
capacity-building and
strategic partnerships.

As LGSETA envisions a greater future, its values are: